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Week-ending 1 December 2017



Human rights Congress
On 26-27/11 the All-Russian Congress of Human Rights Defenders was held in Moscow. (Caucasian Knot, 27/11)

Right of assembly
On 28/11 the ECtHR ruled Russia violated the rights of Nikolai Kavkazsky, jailed in connection with a protest on the eve of President Putin's 2012 inauguration. (RFE/RL, 28/11)

On 30/11 a Moscow district court ruled to resume proceedings against Vladimir Ionov, 78, who stands charged with repeated breaches of the law on public assembly. (RAPSI, 30/11)

On 1/12 Aleksei Navalny's election campaign chief, Leonid Volkov, was sentenced to 30 days in jail in Nizhny Novgorod for organizing a rally in the city. (RFE/RL, 1/12)

Right of association
On 29/11 a Moscow court sentenced Kubanytchbek Sadyrov, a member of the Tablighi Jamaat banned in Russia, to two years in prison. (RAPSI, 29/11)

On 1/12 the Russian government pinned the “foreign agent” label on the United Truckers of Russia, an organization holding protests against the Platon road tax since 2015. (RFE/RL, 1/12)

Freedom of expression
On 25/11 President Putin signed a law allowing Russian prosecutors to label media which receive funding from abroad as “foreign agents." (The Moscow Times, 28/11)

On 29/11 a draft law was published that would impose fines of up to 5m roubles for legal entities found in “gross violation” of the new foreign agent law. (The Moscow Times, 29/11)

On 29/11 Inga Tutisani, who spent four years and a month for her SMS message sent to Georgia in August 2008 about Russian troop movements, was released. (Caucasian Knot, 29/11)

Deportations
On 24/11 Polish professor Henryk Glebocki was detained in Moscow after giving lectures in St. Petersburg and ordered to leave Russia within 24 hours. (RFE/RL, 27/11)

On 30/11 Moscow City Court upheld a 5,000-rouble fine and a deportation order given to Novaya Gazeta reporter Ali Feruz (Khudoberdy Nurmatov). (RAPSI, 30/11)

On 30/11 a Russian court ordered the deportation of Karomat Sharipov, an advocate for Tajik migrants. (RFE/RL, 1/12)

Enforced disappearance
As of 28/11, relatives of Zaur Shamsudinov, a resident of Dagestan detained on 15/11, have not obtained information from police about his whereabouts. (Caucasian Knot, 28/11)

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4 Dec 2017, 08:39
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